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Battle over Europe

Battle Over Europe is a dynamic campaign add-on for Il-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles.


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Battle over Europe

Title:
Battle over Europe (intl)
Второй Фронт (CIS)
Publisher:
Justflight (intl)
1C (CIS)
Status:
Released



Description:
Battle Over Europe is a dynamic campaign add-on for Il-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles.

The scenarios take place between June 1944 and May 1945 in the Western European theatre, mainly over Germany and France. Players can fly in 12 campaigns for the USAAF or Luftwaffe, focussing on single-engine fighters and fighter-bombers in short range tactical and close support operations.

Battle Over Europe runs on version 1.22 of Forgotten Battles and the appropriate patch is included with the software.

Detailed features:
12 Dynamic campaigns (six per side) for Luftwaffe and USAAF on the Western Front. Scenarios are between June 1944 and May 1945 in Western Europe, mostly Germany and France.

For the first time in IL-2 the user can fly missions on the Western font over Normandy and Ardennes.

NEW! Online Dynamic Campaign feature. For the first time ever users will be able to play dynamic campaigns online with other players, where results of each mission will directly influence the situation in the next.

Historical US military ranks and awards given out by the campaign engine in realistic fashion. Names and faces of US pilots for the squadron roster component of the campaign engine. The user can enlist in over 100 historical squadrons, many with accurate historical _Ace paint schemes.

Updated campaign engine and greatly enhanced mission briefings compared to stock FB campaigns - all written by the original dynamic campaign creator. Every new mission is generated based on 61 mission types and thousands of potential targets for each of the 12 campaigns - for a total of roughly 3.5 million unique missions.

Three new single, three co-op and six dogfight missions for online play for US and Germany.

93 total skins for a total of 20 aircraft types. This is counting the aircraft subtypes, i.e. P-47D-22 and P-47D-27 are counted as two different aircraft (and they do have different skins).

The following aircraft appear in the campaign (these aircraft are supplied by Forgotten Battles and are utilised by BoE).

USAAF
Flyable
P-47D-10 (razorback)
P-47D-22 (razorback)
P-47D-27 (bubbletop)
P-51D-5 (bubble top, with reflector gunsight)

AI
P-51D-20 (same as D-5, only had a different "floating" or "acemaker" gunsight)
B-17G C-47

Luftwaffe
Flyable
Bf-109G-6
Bf-109G-6/AS
Bf-109G-6-Late
Bf-109G-10
Bf-109G-14
Bf-109K-4
  FW-190A-5
FW-190A-8
FW-190A-9
FW-190D-9
Me-262A-1
Me-262A-2

AI
Ju-88
He-111
Fi-156
Ju-87
Bf-110
  Me-210
FW-190F-8
Ju-52
Me-323
Hs-129

Offline campaigns
Enlist in dozens of historical squadrons and choose between several historical planes for each campaign, with distinct missions for each campaign/plane combination. Mission types in these campaigns include air superiority, free hunt over enemy territory, bomber intercept, paratrooper intercept, ground attack, close air support, and many others mission types against dozens of potential target types in thousands of locations.

Luftwaffe
May 1944: France - Bf-109G-6, Bf-109G-6 Late, FW-190A-8
June 1944: The Invasion - Bf-109G-6, Bf-109G-6 Late, FW-190A-8, Me 262A-2a
September 1944: Berlin Air Defense - Bf-109G-6 Late, Bf-109G-6/AS, BF-109G-10, Bf-109G-14, FW-190A-8
November 1944: Hungary Air Defense - Bf-109G-6 Late, Bf-109G-6/AS, BF-109G-10, Bf-109G-14, FW-190A-8, FW-190D-9
December 1944: Ardennes Offensive - Bf-109G-6/AS, BF-109G-10, Bf-109G-14, Bf-109K-4, FW-190A-8, FW-190A-9, Me-262A-2a
February 1945: The Last Days - Bf-109G-6/AS, BF-109G-10, Bf-109G-14, Bf-109K-4, FW-190A-9, FW-190D-9, Me-262A-1a

USAAF
May 1944: Preparing the Invasion - P-47D-10, P-47D-22, P-47D-27, P-51D-5
June 1944: Operation Overlord - P-47D-10, P-47D-22, P-47D-27, P-51D-5
September 1944: Bombing Berlin - P-47D-10, P-47D-22, P-47D-27, P-51D-5
November 1944: Bombing Hungary - P-47D-10, P-47D-22, P-47D-27, P-51D-5
December 1944: The Battle of the Bulge - P-47D-10, P-47D-22, P-47D-27, P-51D-5
February 1945: The Last Days - P-47D-10, P-47D-22, P-47D-27, P-51D-5

Online campaigns
Host can choose from dozens of historical squadrons for Luftwaffe and USAAF, set force balance and order of battle, players can choose between multiple ground and air objectives in each mission. Host can choose between historical front line movements, or situation at the front directly influenced by player performance from mission to mission. Many other customisation options are available to host, with statistics of best player performance automatically generated.

Available campaigns
Ardennes Winter Ardennes Summer - fictional campaign, ideal for quick and intense non-historical battles Normandy Pacific - fictional campaign with USAAF vs. Japan with intense battles over a small sized map